#17 Little Rock Wrestling Shuts Out Lindenwood to Conclude Historic Dual Season

(All images via lrtrojans.com)

LITTLE ROCK – Claiming their 15th team win of the season against Lindenwood this afternoon, the Little Rock wrestling team effectively tripled their dual win total from year-to-year. The Trojans rolled over the Lions with a 57-0 result to conclude the regular season.
The final score is the highest that Little Rock has ever collected in a single dual and marks the third time that the Trojans have blanked a team in program history. Today, the squad finished the job with five pins and three technical falls along with two forfeits.

“We finished our season strong, and I think our guys looked sharp and on point,” said head coach Neil Erisman. “It was a great way to finish before the Pac-12 Tournament. We’re ready.”
Today’s dominant numbers contributed to the stats for several wrestlers on Little Rock’s team, particularly Stephen Little and Tyler Brennan. The former collected his 11th technical fall of the season and his 10th against DI opponents while the latter hit a program-high 11 pins with the quickest fall of the match. Little was 8th on the top 10 DI tech falls leader list going into this weekend and should move up with another added to his total.

A trio of Trojans collected their second falls of the season: Nasir Bailey, Cael Keck and Kyle Dutton. Bailey and Dutton both pinned their opponents in the first period, while Keck stuck his foe in the second. Joseph Bianchi rounds out the group that wrestled their way to six team points with a second-period pin of his own and his 21st win of the season.

Jeremiah Reno and Triston Wills joined Little with wins by tech fall. The lightweight picked up his sixth of the season, ending it in the first period. Wills hit a career-high 17 wins in his final season with his result, with 15 of those coming from duals.

Here on out, it’s all about March Matness: the Pac-12 Championships and the NCAA Tournament. Little Rock travels to Corvallis, Oregon for the 2024 conference championships on March 10 to secure their bids to Nationals, which takes place March 21-23.

#17 Little Rock 57, Lindenwood 0
125: Jeremiah Reno TF Austin Kegley (Lindenwood), 18-1 (2:13)
133: #6 Nasir Bailey F Caiden Pelc (Lindenwood), 2:03
141: Cael Keck F Brandon Tatum (Lindenwood), 4:34
149: Kyle Dutton F Cruz Lara (Lindenwood), 1:51
157: #31 Matty Bianchi win via forfeit
165: #23 Joseph Bianchi F Logan Johnson (Lindenwood), 3:39
174: #23 Tyler Brennan F Kaden Charboneau (Lindenwood), 1:29
184: Triston Wills TF Luke Shaver (Lindenwood), 19-4 (4:31)
197: #8 Stephen Little TF Ryan Golnick (Lindenwood), 21-6 (4:03)
285: #22 Josiah Hill win via forfeit

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Written by Arkansas Wrestle